BGKT 2016 News

Updated 16th June 2018

BGKT 2016 News

2016 celebrated the 25th anniversary of BGKT’s founding in 1991.

http://www.newslanka.net/buddhist_group_of_kendal_25th_anniversary.html

http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14777662.Kendal_Buddhists_celebrate_25_years_of_faith/

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,12968,0,0,1,0#.WP8bDMbTXIU

November 2016

INTERFAITH WEEK 13-20 November 2016

http://www.interfaithweek.org/

Unitarian Chapel Event

On Sunday 20th November Interfaith Week was celebrated at Kendal Unitarian Chapel. An Interfaith Service led by Interfaith Minister Rev Mandy Reynolds (SLIF South Lakeland Interfaith Forum Treasurer), included readings and prayers from and representatives of local faith communities and faith organizations. BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) was represented by Upasaka Sumedha (BGKT Treasurer) and Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili (BGKT Secretary). Upasaka Sumedha gave a reading.

https://southlakelandinterfaith.com/2016/11/03/slif-inter-faith-week-activities/

SLEDP Event

South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) presented a talk by Monsignor Francis Slattery on Interfaith on Thursday 17th November at The Kendal Quaker Friends Meeting House. The talk led to an interesting discussion on interfaith. SLEDP member Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili gave a short talk on BEWES Buddhists Engaged with Emergency Services and Faith and Fire. The Deputy Mayor of Kendal Councillor Andy Blackman attended.

“Priest’s talk at Quaker Tapestry celebrates friendship between faiths”

http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14914329.Priest__39_s_talk_at_Quaker_Tapestry_celebrates_friendship_between_faiths/

“Veteran priest to celebrate friendship between faiths at Kendal event”

http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14737950.Veteran_priest_to_celebrate_friendship_between_faiths_at_Kendal_event/?ref=mrb&lp=14

“Interfaith Week”, Catholic Voice, Issue 286 (February 2017) page 6.

http://www.catholicvoiceoflancaster.co.uk/catholic-voice-archives/

SLIF South Lakeland Interfaith Forum Event

The Deputy Mayor of Kendal Councillor Andy Blackman, joined SLIF South Lakeland Interfaith for a celebration in Kendal Town Hall on Tuesday 15th November. Readings were given by the Deputy Mayor and local faith groups. A booklet of readings was prepared by SLIF.

https://southlakelandinterfaith.com/2016/11/03/slif-inter-faith-week-activities/

https://southlakelandinterfaith.com/2016/11/15/readings-from-interfaith-week-2016/

November 2016

BGKT attended Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester’s Kathina Ceremony on Sunday 13th November.

http://www.ketumati.org/

http://www.newslanka.net/annual_katina_ceremony_of_ketumati_buddhist_vihara.html

November 2016

BGKT attended the monthly meditation retreat at Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester, led By Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Abbot of Ketumati, on 5th November. Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) led the Metta Meditation (meditation on loving kindness).

http://www.ketumati.org/

October 2016

BGKT attended MBC Manchester Buddhist Convention on Saturday 15th October 2016 at St Peter’s House Chaplaincy, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9GH

https://manchesterbuddhistconvention.wordpress.com/

http://www.newslanka.net/manchester_buddhist_convention.html

October 2016

BGKT attended the monthly meditation retreat at Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester, led By Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Abbot of Ketumati, on 1st October. Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) led the Metta Meditation (meditation on loving kindness).

http://www.ketumati.org/

September 2016

Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa (Head of Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester) led a retreat for BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) at Fellside Centre Kendal.

This retreat celebrated the 25th anniversary of BGKT’s founding in 1991.

http://www.newslanka.net/buddhist_group_of_kendal_25th_anniversary.html

http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14777662.Kendal_Buddhists_celebrate_25_years_of_faith/

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,12968,0,0,1,0#.WP8bDMbTXIU

September 2016

BGKT attended the monthly meditation retreat at Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester, led By Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Abbot of Ketumati, on 3rd September. Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) led the Metta Meditation (meditation on loving kindness).

http://www.ketumati.org/

August 2016

BGKT attended the monthly meditation retreat at Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester, led By Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Abbot of Ketumati, on 6th August. Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) led the Metta Meditation (meditation on loving kindness).

http://www.ketumati.org/

July 2016

Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa (Head of Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester) led a retreat for BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) on 31st July 2016.

July 2016

Kendal Civic Celebration for Mayor’s Sunday led by The Worshipful the Town Mayor Councillor Stephen Coleman on Sunday 3rd July 2016, included an invitation from the Mayor to SLIF South Lakeland Interfaith Forum and faith groups in Kendal.

Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili represented BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada). She  walked in the Civic Procession from the Town Hall to The Parish Church of the Holy Trinity for the Civic Service. Refreshments were served in the Mayors Parlour in Kendal Town Hall afterwards.

July 2016

BGKT attended the monthly meditation retreat at Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester, led By Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Abbot of Ketumati, on 2nd July. Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) led the Metta Meditation (meditation on loving kindness).

http://www.ketumati.org/

June 2016

BGKT attended the monthly meditation retreat at Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester, led By Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Abbot of Ketumati, on 4th June. Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) led the Metta Meditation (meditation on loving kindness).

http://www.ketumati.org/

May 2016

BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal Theravada attended Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester’s Wesak Celebration on 22nd May 2016.

http://www.ketumati.org/

May 2016

The Mayor of Kendal Councillor Stephen Coleman attended BGKT’s Wesak celebrations, at Kendal URC United Reformed Church on May 21st 2016.

May 2016

The Kendal Town Council Annual General Meeting & Mayor Making Ceremony for Mayor Councillor Stephen Coleman was held in Kendal Town Hall on 19th May 2016.

Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili and Titus Gomes represented BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada).

April 2016

BGKT attended the monthly meditation retreat at Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester, led By Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Abbot of Ketumati, on 2nd April. Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) led the Metta Meditation (meditation on loving kindness).

http://www.ketumati.org/

March 2016

BGKT attended the monthly meditation retreat at Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester, led By Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Abbot of Ketumati, on 5th March. Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) led the Metta Meditation (meditation on loving kindness).

http://www.ketumati.org/

February 2016

BGKT attended the monthly meditation retreat at Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester, led By Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Abbot of Ketumati, on 6th February. Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) led the Metta Meditation (meditation on loving kindness).

http://www.ketumati.org/

January 2016

The Buddhist elibrary included pages by BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada).

http://www.buddhistelibrary.org/en/index.php?theme=classic&lang=english

Buddhist Precepts / Sila

http://www.buddhistelibrary.org/en/thumbnails.php?album=153

Buddhist Chaplaincy

http://www.buddhistelibrary.org/en/displayimage.php?pid=2453

Buddhist Fire Chaplaincy

http://www.buddhistelibrary.org/en/displayimage.php?pid=2454

“Kendal Buddhists ‘delighted’ that their works feature in new international eLibrary”, Westmorland Gazette, posted 1 February (2016).

http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14244520.Kendal_Buddhists__delighted__that_their_works_feature_in_new_international_eLibrary/

“Kendal Buddhists ‘delighted’ that their works feature in new international eLibrary”, The Buddhist Channel, 2 February, 2016.

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,12656,0,0,1,0#.WP8kscbTXIU

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